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August 30th 2009
Published: August 4th 2010
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Welcome to Leavenworth
Leavenworth, Washington is located in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains. In the early 1960’s, due to the town’s decline as a timber and agriculture center, someone decided to transform the town into a Bavarian-themed village with corresponding architecture, German food and beer. Even McDonald’s is in on the act. It’s actually a pretty little village with cute shops and lots of flowers. We wandered around town a bit before heading to Seattle.

As this was Diane’s first trip to Seattle, we went to Pike’s Place Market to see the “fish throwers” and the original Starbucks. We also visited lovely Gig Harbor and the Tacoma Museum of Glass, a very nice one.

Next stop--Marathon Coach near Eugene, Oregon--to have some coach maintenance and repairs done after our summer trip to Alaska.

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A hotel entranceA hotel entrance
A hotel entrance

Lots of flowers everywhere
One of the storefrontsOne of the storefronts
One of the storefronts

Must have passed muster from the architectural review board
Pike Place MarketPike Place Market
Pike Place Market

Chili peppers for sale--I was tempted but didn't have any place to put them
Original StarbucksOriginal Starbucks
Original Starbucks

First brown logo--a bare-breasted siren with twin tails was later modified for the Saudian Arabian market
Pike Place fish marketPike Place fish market
Pike Place fish market

Home of the famous "fish throwers"

Barbeque bus in downtown Seattle--very cute
Cuter than the Weinermobile?Cuter than the Weinermobile?
Cuter than the Weinermobile?

We report, you decide
Ivar's Fish BarIvar's Fish Bar
Ivar's Fish Bar

Great clam chowder that you can now buy at Costco
Every City Has TheseEvery City Has These
Every City Has These

Some looney tunes out for a drive
Gig HarborGig Harbor
Gig Harbor

Sleepy little waterfront town
Tacoma Museum of GlassTacoma Museum of Glass
Tacoma Museum of Glass

Very nice museum with some gorgeous pieces
Glass SculptureGlass Sculpture
Glass Sculpture

Outside the museum
Outdoor sculptureOutdoor sculpture
Outdoor sculpture

right outside the walkway...in a pool of water
Mt. RanierMt. Ranier
Mt. Ranier

Someday this one's gonna blow

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